Standing one block away from the Manhattan West complex is 441 Ninth Avenue. Located between 34th Street and 35th Street, the site sits among a hive of construction projects that have since sprouted in this section of Midtown. The mixed-use project will soon consist of a new 17-story addition above an existing eight-story 57-year-old building. There will be several retail spaces on the ground floor, as well as office and commercial space above. Cove Property and Baupost Group are the developers of the 700,000 square foot project, named “Hudson Commons.” Kohn Pedersen Fox is in charge of the design for the new extension.
Recent photos show the construction progress and how far the project has come since the beginning of 2018, when it began to rise above the original building. The nine-story podium will maintain its dark-colored masonry facade with ribbon windows, although the inside will be converted into future office space. Landscaped terraces will accompany the structure on multiple levels, while large floor-to-ceiling glass windows cover the eastern, southern and western exteriors of the new addition. The new core will be positioned on the northern elevation.
There are multiple setbacks in the new 17-story addition where workers can step outside to enjoy fresh air, sunlight, and views of Manhattan West and Hudson Yards from a comfortable distance. A number of floors inside will have double-height spaces, making the interior environment more open and visually lighter by allowing extra daylight to enter.
441 Ninth Avenue is expected to be completed before the end of 2019.